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  • Fall Library Exhibits

    Posted Monday, September 14, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

    The University Library is pleased to house five exhibits throughout the Library during the Fall quarter. Please visit the exhibits in the locations listed below.

    • Late Effects, 3rd Floor Gallery
    • OSHER Art Exhibit, 2nd Floor Hallway
    • Vote for Your Future: Where do the parties stand?, Lower Level Display Case
    • Mark Tuschmann photos, 2nd Floor South
    • Little Big Game, St. Clare Room Display Case
  • Crucifixion Meditations

    Posted Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10:26 a.m.

    Please visit the 2nd Floor Hallway of the Learning Commons to view Crucifixion Meditations. The exhibit will be on display during Lent 2015.

    CRUCIFIXION MEDITATIONS  is an exhibition of drawing prints by John Steczynski (M.F.A. Yale) and Aileen Callahan(M.F.A. Boston University). Both artists are affiliated with the Fine Arts Department of Boston College (Callahan teaches currently and Steczynski is recently retired), and both treat the Crucifixion as a vehicle for spiritual prayerful reflection which is removed from political perspectives.

    These drawings have been exhibited  in Gargan Hall, Bapst Library in the Arts Festival of Boston College, The Lied Gallery of Creighton University, Omaha, NE,  The Graduate Theological Union Library, Berkeley, CA and St. Louis University Pius XII Memorial Library, Marquette University, Raynor Library, and Fairfield University, DiMenna-Nyselius Library.

    Both artists are included in the book: THE CRUCIFIXION IN AMERICAN ART by Robert Henkes (McFarland & Co.  2003).

    These drawings do not narrate the story of the Crucifixion.  For Steczynski,  his images evolve out of colored ink hatchings.  They relate to post-modernism in their use of the appropriation, eclecticism and focus on the body.  They are to operate as visual prayers that have their roots in devotional experience.  They derive from the tradition of imagery inspired by devotion, piety and faith.  The imagery is  focused on as mystery and presence.  The images are thus always the same as the same time that they  change when placed in different contexts.  Thus the “Crucifixion(s) in a time of ….”etc.

    Callahan’s work has expressionist line and charcoal glimpses of a head, shoulders, crown of thorns and dark instruments as though a scene is moving and one’s view is a fragment.  The drawings are not places in a sequence which records an event, but rather are places to repeat the feelings and focus on the theme as a meditation. The titles work with the drawings to allow multiple meanings and capture “gestures” of the images. The viewer is near the image.  The viewer is in its space.

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  • Silence of Women

    Posted Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

    Exhibit, Sep 26 - Jan 28

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  • Visual Cultures of Bollywood

    Posted Friday, June 14, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

    Exhibit, Apr 15 - Aug 30

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  • Dialoguing with Sacred Texts: Past, Present, and Future

    Posted Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 4:45 p.m.

    Exhibit, Feb 15 - Jun 30

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  • Engineering Secrets Revealed! A Centennial Exhibit

    Posted Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.

    Exhibit, 3rd Floor Gallery, Apr 26 - Dec 15

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  • Pressing Forward: The Book Club of California at 100

    Posted Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 10:35 a.m.

    Exhibit, 3rd Floor Gallery, Jan - Apr

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  • The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama

    Posted Friday, September 9, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.

    Exhibit, 3rd Floor Gallery, Sep 12 - Dec 14

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  • The Lure and Lore of Yosemite: A 19th Century View

    Posted Monday, April 4, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

    Exhibit, 3rd Floor Gallery, Apr 1 - Aug 31

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  • Reflections on Sustainability

    Posted Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

    Student Art Exhibit, 2nd Floor, Mar 28 - May 21

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  • Reflections on Sustainability

    Posted Friday, March 25, 2011 at 2:42 p.m.

    The Library will host a reception for the exhibit on Thursday, April 7, 5 - 6:30 p.m. in the West Lounge, 2nd Floor. Light refreshments will be provided.

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  • Stitching Stories of Miracles and Memories

    Posted Friday, January 14, 2011 at 9:42 a.m.

    Multicultural Reading Area, 2nd Floor
    January 14 - April 1

    Stitching Stories of Miracles and Memories is an exhibition that features embroidered and appliquéd fabric pictures called cuadros, created by the women of two art cooperatives, Manos Anchashinas and Compacto Humano, located in Pamplona Alta, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru.

    In cooperation with our campus-wide diversity theme, Legacies, we celebrate and explore the legacies of these women, in the form of their created visual narratives, that depict their previous life in the countryside, experiences of migration, and current realities in the shantytowns.

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  • Scribes, Saints, & Scholars: The Bible, 1150-2010

    Posted Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 5:08 p.m.

    Exhibit, 3rd Floor Gallery, Through January 28

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  • Reading West Africa: Literacy & Libraries in Burkina Faso

    Posted Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.

    Exhibit, Apr 7 - Aug 27

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  • Fine Design Bindings and Artists' Books

    Posted Friday, February 5, 2010 at 5:37 p.m.

    Exhibit, 3rd Floor, Jan 30 - Mar 28

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